On this year’s World Day of Social Justice, GYBN LAC is launching the trailer for its project, the Youth Biodiversity Heroes!
Biodiversity is under threat in some of the regions with the biggest diversity of species and cultures. In these places, anonymous environmental defenders protect biodiversity and human rights using the best of their capacity and sometimes very limited resources.
Youth Biodiversity Heroes is a project that seeks to share stories of young indigenous and peasants on the defense of the territory and the conservation of biodiversity and youth advocates for indigenous rights.
The stories will be collected in video clips in order to visualize the experiences from the Biodiversity Heroes and spread these through social media and during relevant events. The goal is to inspire more young people around the world to take action against biodiversity loss and in the fight for social justice. We also want decision makers to understand the scope of the biodiversity and human rights crisis in some of the most threatened regions in the planet.
We are very excited to share with you photos of GYBN members across the globe showcasing the wetlands they love on the this World Wetland Day.
The World Wetland Day is celebrated every year on 2nd February and this year’s theme is Urban wetlands: prized land, not wasteland.
As cities expand and demand land increases, the tendency is to encroach on wetlands. They are degraded, filled in and built upon, yet when left intact or restored, urban wetlands make cities livable (Check out the infographics below).
See how young people are taking action to play their part in saving the wetlands!
Tuni-Condoriri Andean Mountain Range, Bolivia
Lake Olbolosat, Kenya
Macoun Marsh, Ottawa, CANADA
Dekar Haor wetland, Bangladesh
Urban wetland Bogota, Colombia
Quetenas, Sud Lipez- Bolivia
Lake view park, Islamabad, Pakistan
Akanyaru wetland, Rwanda
Youth platform for participation at the Convention on Biological Diversity